This paper presents a qualitative-quantitative study that investigates whether an active and collaborative design can help university students positively evaluate the course, even in a large size online class for special ed teachers. The analysis of the collected data (a fact-finding questionnaire created on purpose; a standard questionnaire for the course evaluation; field notes, design documentation; a class climate analysis questionnaire; an individual opinion poll about the educational activities; in-chat reflections of trainees) clearly testifies that trainees greatly appreciated the active and collaborative design. Some of the students hope to be able to repeat a similar instructional design in their own classes. Even if they underline that this type of design often requires much more commitment, for the student and for the teacher, than what is foreseen by the recognized credits. The results that can be achieved, in terms of SET-Student Evaluation of Teaching, are relevant if the teacher is properly trained to the introduction of pedagogical innovation, as also recalled by the European Union.

Online and active learning design in large size classes: a phenomenological study / Malusà, Giovanna; Ghislandi, Patrizia. - In: REM. - ISSN 2037-0849. - 14:2(2022), pp. 22-32. [10.2478/rem-2022-0018]

Online and active learning design in large size classes: a phenomenological study

Malusà, Giovanna;Ghislandi, Patrizia
2022-01-01

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This paper presents a qualitative-quantitative study that investigates whether an active and collaborative design can help university students positively evaluate the course, even in a large size online class for special ed teachers. The analysis of the collected data (a fact-finding questionnaire created on purpose; a standard questionnaire for the course evaluation; field notes, design documentation; a class climate analysis questionnaire; an individual opinion poll about the educational activities; in-chat reflections of trainees) clearly testifies that trainees greatly appreciated the active and collaborative design. Some of the students hope to be able to repeat a similar instructional design in their own classes. Even if they underline that this type of design often requires much more commitment, for the student and for the teacher, than what is foreseen by the recognized credits. The results that can be achieved, in terms of SET-Student Evaluation of Teaching, are relevant if the teacher is properly trained to the introduction of pedagogical innovation, as also recalled by the European Union.
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Malusà, Giovanna; Ghislandi, Patrizia
Online and active learning design in large size classes: a phenomenological study / Malusà, Giovanna; Ghislandi, Patrizia. - In: REM. - ISSN 2037-0849. - 14:2(2022), pp. 22-32. [10.2478/rem-2022-0018]
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